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Explore the traditional hill towns of Tuscany on one of our sumptuous 5-day Italy culinary tours. Based in the charming village of Cortona, walking distance from the lively piazza, we’ll explore the region through its cuisine, and of course, through some of the best wines in Tuscany. You’ll learn to cook an authentic Italian meal, visit local food producers, sip wine at lush, rolling vineyards, and nibble on treats as you explore the delightful hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, and of course, Cortona. Culminating with a traditional truffle hunt and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant, our Italy cooking tour in Tuscany is a relaxing getaway on its own, or explore more of Italy by combining it with visits to Florence and Venice.

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Top Italy Food Tour Experiences:

  • An Italian cooking class specializing in traditional Tuscan cuisine
  • Wine tasting at a local winery followed by a sumptuous lunch overlooking the vineyard
  • Wine and cheese tasting in Pienza and Montepulciano
  • Visits to local farms and food producers, complete with tasting and sipping
  • Ice cream and sorbet cocktail class
  • Truffle hunt and farm-to-table lunch
  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant

Immerse yourself in Tuscany’s luscious culinary treasures and connect with the warm and generous locals. For more information on our Italy culinary tours, please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.


Cooking & Eating in Italy:  A Way of Life

In Italy, food is about more than just cooking and eating: It’s a way of life. What better way to explore Italian culture than through its cuisine? Our Italian food tour is an immersive experience that takes you behind the scenes of this history-soaked country—and allows you unparalleled access to the authentic Tuscan experience.

Indulge in regional treasures such as world-class wines and cheeses, olives and olive oil, and exquisite truffles.


Italy Cooking Tours – Itinerary Highlights

DAY 1: Culinary Tour of Italy Begins

Pick-up in Florence and transfer to Cortona. Walking tour of medieval Siena en route, with a stop at a traditional bakery. Overnight in a boutique hotel.


DAY 2: Italian Cooking Class & Tour of Food Producers

Traditional Tuscan cooking class and lunch with wine. Tour of farms and local food producers. Happy hour ice cream cocktail class. Overnight in a boutique hotel.


DAY 3: Lunch at One of the Best Wineries in Tuscany

Visit Braccesca Winery, a favorite winery in Tuscany and top Vino Nobile producer. Tour the vineyards and cellars, with wine tasting and lunch. Afternoon visit to Pienza and Montepulciano. Overnight in a boutique hotel.


DAY 4Truffle Hunt & Michelin-rated Dinner

Authentic truffle hunt in the countryside and farm-to-table lunch. Farewell dinner at a Michelin star restaurant. Overnight in a boutique hotel.


DAY 5: Italy Culinary Tour Ends

Private transfer to the Florence airport for flight home, or extend your Italy cooking tour with a few days in Florence.


Optional Florence Extension:

Ask us about our 3-day/2-night Florence extension, which you can enjoy either before or after your Tuscany food and wine tour.

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